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Mari Yamaguchi

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Recent articles by Mari:

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. → Read More

UN nuclear agency chief: Fukushima transparency important

TOKYO (AP) — The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency stressed the importance of transparency on Friday after visiting the tsunami-wrecked ... → Read More

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

The U.S. and other wealthy democracies — including Japan and South Korea — banded together to help Ukraine and punish Russia, but not all countries were ready to side with the alliance. → Read More

President Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South K… → Read More

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become... → Read More

Japan to donate $2 million to IAEA for Ukraine nuke safety

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday that it will donate 2 million euros ($2.1 million) to the International Atomic Energy Agency for its efforts to ... → Read More

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

TOKYO (AP) — The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said. Sho Taguchi, a 24-year-old jobless resident in the town […] → Read More

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

TOKYO (AP) — The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a ban... → Read More

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said. → Read More

China blasts US, Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized on Wednesday what he called negative moves by Washington and Tokyo against Beijing ahead of... → Read More

Japan approves plans to release treated radioactive waste water from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan’s nuclear regulator said the plan, which was submitted in December, outlined methods that are safe and and had minimal environmental risks → Read More

Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radio... → Read More

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group. → Read More

Okinawa Marks 50 Years of End to US Rule Amid Protests

Ceremonies were held simultaneously in two locations, a symbol of the deep divide in views over Okinawa’s history. → Read More

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, amid frustration and bitterness over a lack of support from the mainland. → Read More

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa on Sunday is marking the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule on May 15, 1972, amid protests a... → Read More

EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of the b... → Read More

EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was fought on the southern Japanese island. → Read More

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid first virus outbreak

South Korea says North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year. → Read More

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbors said, in the latest of a se... → Read More